Elections and Year End Meeing — June 28, 2005
The Annual General Meeting
of the A-1 Officials Association came to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
June 28, 2005 when Association President Steve Bruno called the
meeting to order.
Board Members present were Steve Bruno, Ed Divish,
Gary Wheeler, Rich Kowalewski, Mike Orr, John Lavin, Robert Van
Slyke, Steve Williamson, Chip Patrick, and Alan Hannah.
President Steve Bruno welcomed the membership to the annual
meeting. He then began to speak of the need to increase our level
of professionalism, the thought behind a name change for the organization,
and other issues.
A significant issue presented to the membership
was the impact of the Jessica Lunsford act on the officiating committee.
President Bruno said he will keep us all advised on the progress
of this issue.
Treasurer Gary Wheeler gave information concerning the
general state of finances and contracts.
He also led the effort in presenting modifications
of the by-laws to the general membership. These modifications were
accepted through acclamation by the membership.
John Lavin reported that the football division was
getting ready to kick off. The training and meeting schedules are
completed. Football presented awards to their membership at their
end of season election meeting.
Softball reported that they had a successful year
and sent a crew to the State Finals again.
The baseball division presented some awards and
announced that several crews made State playoff appearances.
Chip Patrick, Supervisor of Officials, Basketball
Division, presented several awards, and created an annual award
named after Eric Lewis, an A-1 official who now officiates in the
Steve Williamson, Volleyball, stated that they
had a good season and sent a crew to the state playoffs for the
10th straight year. Volleyball also presented several awards to
Elections were held to the terms just approved by the general
membership, i.e. President and Secretary – 1 year terms, Vice
President and Treasurer – 2 year terms.
At next year’s annual meeting, the posts
of President and Secretary will be elected to 2 year terms.
The results of this year’s elections were:
President – Steve Bruno
Vice President – Martha Hannah
Secretary – Vance Harris
Treasurer – Gary Wheeler
President Bruno adjourned the meeting at approximately
Minutes prepared by Richard Kowalewski, Assignment
Officer, Football Division
Minutes retyped for posting on web site by Vance Harris, Secretary.